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WYLIE, David Mansel

December 5, 1928 – Donavon, Saskatchewan
September 10, 2014 – Calgary, Alberta.

Dave beloved husband of Norma Wylie (nee McMahon) of Calgary, AB, passed away on Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at the age of 85 years.

Dave was the eldest son of Mansel and Florrie Wylie and spent his early years in Donavon, Saskatchewan. Following high school, Dave attended Saskatoon Normal School and then taught school in Wilkie and Ardath, Saskatchewan.

In 1950, Dave attended the University of Denver where he was invited to play with his brother Ben on the University of Denver Pioneer’s hockey team. Dave graduated from the University of Denver with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and started his career at Westinghouse in Hamilton, Ontario. Dave then moved west to work at the Coop refinery in Regina, Saskatchewan where he met Norma McMahon and they were married on November 10, 1955. During their 10 years in Regina, their two daughters, JoAnn and Barbara were born.

In 1964, the family moved to Calgary where Dave worked at Pacific Petroleum / Petro Canada in various positions in the Manufacturing and Marketing Departments retiring in 1984 as Manager of Product Supply. Dave was a founder of Intersul Resources following his retirement from Pacific and continued as a principal of the company until his retirement in 1992.

For his entire life, Dave was always the “up” person who loved his work and his sporting passions and was a joy to be around as is evidenced by his many friends at Canyon Meadows Golf Course where he was a permanent fixture or on the Glencoe Club curling ice where he always had a smile on his face. Dave’s favorite memories are of the times he spent golfing, curling and skiing with Norma and their daughters and families. Dave also lived for his warm winters in Phoenix with his fellow snowbirds and his brother Ben and wife Fran. Dave was a life member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta, the Glencoe Club and a past member of the Calgary Petroleum Club.

Dave is survived by his wife Norma, his loving children JoAnn and Mark Josefchak and Barbara and Kel Johnston; his grandchildren Wylie, Danica, Andie, Cole, and Juliana as well his brother Ben and family.

A Celebration of Dave’s Life will be held at McDougall United Church (8516 Athabasca Street S.E., Calgary, AB) on Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. with reception at Canyon Meadows Golf and Country Club at 2:30 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial donations are welcomed directly to the Heart and Stroke Foundation (www.heartandstroke.ab.ca).

In living memory of David Wylie, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Park Memorial, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Calgary, AB, T2S 2L5, Telephone: 403-243-8200.

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  1. Shirley A. Elliott :

    Growing up in Donavon, Sk. with cousins Dave & Ben were very special times.
    They were good hockey players, and had a pretty good music duo going – accordian and banjo.

    My condolences to the family of Dave. He was a great guy.

    Sincerest wishes, Shirley Elliott

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  2. Dave and Ben were my heroes when I was a tyke.

    Best Wishes, Bob Riddell

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  3. David Wylie was one of the finest men that I have ever worked with.

    My condolences to Norma and the family.

    Sincerest wishes,

    Tom Hanrahan

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  4. Dave & Barb Harris :

    Our deepest condolences to Norma, Barb, JoAnn and their families.
    Dave was a really great and truly nice man and will be missed by many.

    Sincerely,
    Barb and Dave Harris

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  5. Maureen & Brad Barrie :

    Barb & JoAnn,

    I just read of your father’s passing …. our deepest sympathy for your loss. I remember meeting your dad a couple of times when Matthew and Wylie were quite young and remember how kind he was. I also remember his warm and friendly smile. Our thoughts are with you and your families during these difficult times.

    Peace and strength be with you,
    Maureen & Brad Barrie

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  6. Maureen & Brad Barrie :

    Barb & JoAnn,

    I just read of your father’s passing …. our deepest sympathy for your loss. I remember meeting him a couple of times when Matthew and Wylie were quite young. I remember how kind he was and that he was always smiling his warm and friendly smile. Our thoughts are with you during these difficult times.

    Peace and strength be with you,
    Maureen & Brad Barrie

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  7. You have my sincere condolences.

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  8. Leslie Brett-Davies :

    Barb and JoAnn,
    Just heard from my parents of your Dad passing. My condolences to your families and to your Mom. I have fond memories of your Dad when working at Canyon Meadows Golf Club.

    Leslie Brett-Davies (nee Irving)

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  9. Pat and John Macleod :

    Norma,
    John and I would like to say how sorry we were to hear about Dave passing away. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time. We are sorry to miss the Celebration of his Life but just arrived back in Calgary last night, the 19th.

    He was a fine man and John enjoyed him in the Marketing Business as well as at Canyon Meadows.
    Pat and John Macleod

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  10. I didn’t know him well but I knew his family and his daughter, Barbara, who is so full of light and she is so caring so I can only imagine how amazing he must have been to have raised her.-Andie

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